Magik Markers Surrender To The Fantasy on LP
Back working as a trio Magik Markers returned in 2013 with their first new album since 2009's Balf Quarry. Surrender To The Fantasy kicks off with that hoary old trope of punk records, the song about the Chesapeake Valley Runoff and the mating cycle of crabs. After that kind of in-your-face Attenborough-core, where could the record go? Nowhere but everywhere, all the creepy outposts of American detritus from other times, when hitchhiking and h-bombs were still hot, viable new ideas, and on beyond zed-bra. "Acts of Desperation" is Shaggs-meets-Stones color commentary on driveway laying, your mom's Merit Ultra-Light 100's and the lengths we'll go to filch a feel of some arcane notion of greatness. Here Pete 'koan on loan' Nolan has nixed his kit and straps himself handily into a galvanic psych lead. No lame attempt to smoke nutmeg for this jam; it scored real weed.